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Need help at building a computer by Tweeder
Started on: 04-21-2014 06:20 PM
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Report this Post04-21-2014 06:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Don't have a clue as to what I'm doing and the more I read, the more confused I get. I have a desktop that I would like to re-use what I can to keep costs down and put that money towards better components. Mood system is several years old. I'm not a gamer but I want a quick computer that I can do multiple things on. I mostly use it for downloading and burning movies. But while doing that I would like to access other programs at the same time with out having things crash or freeze up. I was thinking of looking for parts on ncix, ebay and amazon for the best deals. I would like to keep the price around $600ish.

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Report this Post04-21-2014 06:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoondawgClick Here to Email BoondawgSend a Private Message to BoondawgEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Post the specs on what you got to work with.

I'm building a $600 computer but that don't include powersupply, harddrive, DVD rom drive, videocard or case, all of which I already have..

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Do you have your heart set on building your own?

Does it need to be a desktop?

What do you currently have?

Brand model,etc
How much ram, how large hard drive?
What OS?
What type of monitor?

You can get a lot of bang for your buck from a "store-bought" pc...

Of course, we can help guide you through it,but if you DO decide to build one, it may be wise to not bring any components over from the old system.
Will elaborate later.

Also, there are folks here that can offer you a darn good system for way less than that. Burn and surf and watch videos and such? Heck there are new laptops that can do that for 300 bucks...
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I have a computer now with all components but am unsure if they will match up with the new stuff as mines several years old. I would like to reuse the power supply but not sure if it will keep up with the new components. My graphics card is fine I guess, I can see the stuff on the monitor if that helps. Lol.
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Burn and surf and watch videos and such? Heck there are new laptops that can do that for 300 bucks...


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Originally posted by Tweeder:

I have a computer now with all components but am unsure if they will match up with the new stuff as mines several years old. I would like to reuse the power supply but not sure if it will keep up with the new components. My graphics card is fine I guess, I can see the stuff on the monitor if that helps. Lol.


Typing "dxdiag" in to the "Search" box in the "Start" menu will tell you a little bit about what you got.
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Report this Post04-21-2014 06:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm out of town right now so I'll have to get the specs later as to what I have but if it's not compatible then it's moot. I have a mini laptop right now that's used for programming the car and I have an ipad that currently use the majority of the time. I have the desktop in the basement that I really only use for downloading and burning movies. I have a couple external hard drives and my burner is an internal.
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When you get back into town, download and install CPU-Z.
http://www.cpuid.com/downlo...-z/1.69-setup-en.exe


It will tell you almost everything about your current pc including memory size/speed, motherboard manufacturer and part number, graphics card info, and other stuff. It is VERY helpful to see what is truly installed in your computer since manufacturers like to mix and match their parts.

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Report this Post04-22-2014 02:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was looking online at the places that sell computers here in bc to see what was out there and I seen one that was on sale that I don't think I could buy the components for less. http://www.futureshop.ca/en...02&SearchPageIndex=1
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Report this Post04-22-2014 09:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've built hundreds of computers over the years, but with new systems so cheap and parts prices so high I can't build them as cheap anymore. So when someone brings me a dead horse I have to tell them to buy new. Just make sure you compare the cost of building verses the cost of new.
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